Shopping and Traveling to Dubai
Dubai refers to one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the eastern Arabian Peninsula. We can call as “Dubai city”. It is rather like an independent city-state and is the most modern and progressive emirate in the UAE. Just 5 hrs from Europe and 3 hrs from most parts of the Middle East, the Near East, and the sub-continent of India, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. The city of Dubai is situated on a coastal strip bordered by desert and gets very hot dry on the hottest days and humid during the cooler days in the summer. Cooler, more pleasant weather lasts from the end of September to beginning of May (although note that pleasant is relative, which daily temperatures from October to January and March to May still being in the lower 20s Celsius/70s Fahrenheit), but be prepared for cold night temperatures. In winter the temperature at night is usually from 10-16 Celsius (50-60 Fahrenheit). In May, June, July, August and September, the sun is intense and temperatures can touch 45 degrees Celsius in the city and even higher in the desert. The heat coupled with humidity of 60-70 near the coast effectively precludes most activity outdoors for the daylight hours during summer. December to April generally produces the highest precipitation, which at 10 cm (5 in) still isn’t much. Some years yield no more than a few minutes of shower in Dubai. November 2006 brought record rains up to 50 cm of rain with temperatures going down to record lows.
Dubai is practically synonymous with shopping (hence the name, du-buy). The huge amounts of cargo passing through its port and the low tariffs ensure that practically anything is available at competitive rates. Dubai Shopping Festival has been the biggest shopping event in the Middle East for 11 years. Almost every shop has a sale, starting 24 January 08 and ending 24 February. Most of the American fast food chains have set up shop in Dubai, including KFC, Chillis, Starbucks, and McDonalds. The beauty of the food in Dubai is that you will probably find cuisine for every taste. Shwarma is the most available and cheap food in Dubai. It is meat that has been cooked on a skewer and then cut into thin strips and placed into pita bread with vegetables and dressing. It costs about AED 3 (80c) for the plain-jane variety and up to AED 5 ($1.30) for the more exotic Lebanese and Iranian varities. Fala-Fil (Felafel, falafel) is also available at about the same costs as the shawarma. When you want to stay at Dubai, you can get accommodation to book online Cheap Hotels in Dubai. If your next visit in United Arab Emirates is in Abu Dhabi, you can either book search for accommodation in Cheap Hotels in Abu Dhabi. But, if you want to go to another part of United Arab Emirates, you can book internet online to get Cheap Hotels in United Arab Emirates.